Although responsible for virtually all of this country's technological breakthroughs, most engineers live in relative anonymity outside of their chosen fields. Twelve years ago, Design News initiated the Engineering Achievement Award program to publicly recognize the outstanding accomplishments of some of the nation's top engineers.
The 10 engineers profiled here are our nominees to be this year's Engineer of the Year. While their backgrounds and accomplishments vary widely, what they share is their technical vision, leadership qualities, and creativity.
As one of their peers, you have an opportunity to vote for our next Design News Engineer of the Year. The winning nominee will be our honored guest at the Design News Engineering Awards Banquet in Chicago on March 16, 1999. The winner will also be profiled in a cover story in Design News' special awards issue published March 1, 1999. Moreover, he or she will designate an engineering school to receive a $25,000 donation from the Torrington Company.
Your vote counts. By filling out and returning the attached ballot, you will be helping us honor these individuals and recognize our top engineers.
At the Design News webinar on June 27, learn all about aluminum extrusion: designing the right shape so it costs the least, is simplest to manufacture, and best fits the application's structural requirements.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.